Aconitum henryi 'Spark's Variety'
sun - partial shade
fertile, well drained, humus rich, moist
the species is native to China
The genus Aconitum belongs to the family Ranunculaceae and as with many other genera of that family Aconitums are poisonous. In fact most are so poisonous that one English common name is "wolf's bane" and they were a popular way for royalty of centuries past to get rid of their competition. Aconitums are hardy and can tolerate some shade, but too much shade can decrease flowering. They prefer fertile, moist, yet well drained soil as most species are native to mountain meadows in the Northern hemisphere.
Division in spring.
A tall garden variety with violet flowers that needs support. Fairly hardy, but sensitive to fungal diseases. Grows best in moist, fertile, humus rich, well drained soil. A highly toxic plant!